RE: Loadable module and kernel gp

From: Luck, Tony <>
Date: 2004-01-24 10:14:51
> >>>>> On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 10:52:00 +0100, Christian Hildner 
> <> said:
>   Christian> Hi, does anybody know a simple way for a loadable module
>   Christian> to get the gp value of the kernel? Is there any sample
>   Christian> code?
> The safest way is probably to materialize a function pointer for a
> function that is known to be in the kernel (and exported) and then to
> read the second word.

In case "materialzie a function pointer" is total greek:

#include <linux/slab.h>

struct fptr {
	unsigned long func_addr;
	unsigned long gp;

	struct fptr = (struct fptr *)kmalloc; /*function known to be in kernel */

	printk("Kernel gp is %lx\n", fptr->gp);

Untested ... kmalloc is declared "inline" so that might mess things
up.  Just choose some other exported thing if it is.
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Received on Fri Jan 23 18:17:00 2004

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